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Texas woman died of COVID-19 during July flight in Arizona

Coronavirus COVID-19
Posted at 2:03 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:20:47-04

DALLAS, TX — A North Texas woman with COVID died "on an interstate flight" in July in Arizona, according to Dallas County officials.

The woman was in her 30s and had underlying health conditions, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins revealed in a press release.

Judge Jenkins said that the woman's case was from July 25, but the county had just received information recently that the death was from COVID-19, according to WFAA. He does not know if she was aware she had COVID.

The woman died while the plane was on the tarmac awaiting takeoff. Jenkins said the woman was "ill and having trouble breathing."

"[This is a] reminder that there is no age restriction in COVID," Jenkins told WFAA.

Additional details about the death and patient weren’t made public.